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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).
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Knoking, Knocking, vbl. n. Also: knokyn. [ME. knokynge (a 1340), knokking.] Knocking: the action of Knok v. in various senses.(1) a1400 Leg. S. xxix. 227.
On his brest with oft knokyn & of his synnis repenting [etc.]
a1540 Freiris Berw. 227.
Quhen he for knoking [sc. on the gate] tyrit wes
1681 Colvil Whig's Suppl. ii. 27.
Awaken'd with our knockings
(2) 1600 Crim. Trials II. 143.
Nocht only is the duelling place nocht designit, bot thair is na mentioun of knoking, conforme to the act of Parliament
(3) 1640 Dundonald Par. Rec. 482.
To summond … John McKerrells wyfe for knocking of webs that day
(4) 1619 Edinb. Test. L. 213 b.
Ane mortar stane for beirknoking with ane mell price thairof tuentiefoure schillingis
1694 Falkirk Par. Rec. II. 45.
Bringing in water from the well, and knocking of bear

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